Ag show goes on

A scaled-down version of the Agricultural Show will be held this year.

There will be no competitions as in past years, but Minister for Agriculture Gilbert McLean wants an event that will help bring the community together.

‘I want to invite all exhibitors, crafts persons, artists, food vendors, nurseries, farmers and cultural organisations to come out and display what they have,’ he said. ‘I believe the community of this great island needs a day of fun and fellowship and I believe this event on Ash Wednesday would be fitting for such an initiative. This event may not be a show that we normally look forward to, but it will certainly be an event that the whole family can come out and enjoy.’

Mr. McLean made the decision along with Permanent Secretary Andrea Bryan and Chief Agricultural and Veterinary Officer Dr. Alfred Benjamin after meeting with farmers and exhibitors earlier this week.

While there will be no competition, produce, plants and crafts can be displayed.

A press release from GIS states that displays and produce will be smaller than in the past because of devastation from Hurricane Ivan in September.

Cayman Brac and Little Cayman will have their own shows and farmers from the Sister Islands are being encouraged to bring their produce to the Grand Cayman event.

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